Saturday, 31 January 2015

There's just one problem with spending most of our time at home....................

...............when we do go out there are so many errands to run that it takes the whole morning.

We've found that if we start early enough on our rare trips to Ipswich that it's actually better to go on a Saturday - no school and less work traffic. With a £5 off voucher that needed using before the end of the month it was today or waste it. So we got away just after 8am, first stop the Pet place for a sack of cat litter. Second  Sainsburys for their bargain bacon ( 6 chunky bacon chops and 4 x 8oz of slices/bits for £3.45 + 4 belly pork slices for £2.21 minus the £5! = not a lot). Aldi for quite a lot of shopping ( Feb shopping a bit early) that only came to just over £20 BUT drastic news - NO bread flour - darn it - I shall be forced to get it from Tesco where it's several pence dearer.  Next stop the town centre where I had £10 off spending at The Grape Tree and £5 off voucher for Lakeland and finally a quick dash round  Poundland. Then Wyevale Garden Centre on the way home with another  £5 off. Home by 12.30 and collapse in a heap vowing not to go back to Ipswich until March!

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I see several comments on other blogs about the Eat Well for Less programme on Thursday night, I watched 5 minutes decided that YES it was just another programme that would make me cross and switched off. Not keen on Gregg Wallace anyway. I don't need to watch a load of idiots wasting money!

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No book shelf pictures today, just a book review of one of my library books
book cover of 

The Zig Zag Girl

The Zig Zag Girl

(The first book in the Zig Zag Girl series)
A  new novel by

This is what it says on Fantastic Fiction website
Brighton, 1950.
When the body of a girl is found, cut into three, Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is reminded of a magic trick, the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old friend of Edgar's. They served together in the war as part of a shadowy unit called the Magic Men. 
Max is still on the circuit, touring seaside towns in the company of ventriloquists, sword-swallowers and dancing girls. Changing times mean that variety is not what it once was, yet Max is reluctant to leave this world to help Edgar investigate. But when the dead girl turns out to be known to him, Max changes his mind. 
Another death, another magic trick: Edgar and Max become convinced that the answer to the murders lies in their army days. When Edgar receives a letter warning of another 'trick', the Wolf Trap, he knows that they are all in the killer's sights...

Elly Griffiths previously wrote a crime series featuring Ruth Galloway, an archeologist, set in present day Norfolk. With this new series she has gone back to the 1950s.
I found this a very quick read, nowhere near as much detail as her other books. I wonder if she will do more of the Ruth Galloway series?

 What a lot of lovely comments were left on yesterdays post. Thank you to everyone and apologies for not replying individually.

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